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30m PBS A-Double Access

Report for VicRoads and Campaspe Shire Council

Figure 1. 68.5 t A-double Trial

A-double Trial

Summary

Tiger Spider was engaged by Sargeant Transport to prepare an information report to VicRoads and Campaspe Shire Council so that they could make an access determination with respect with to a proposed A-double to be operated by Sargeant Transport.

Sargeant Transport sought access for an A-Double for the 2015 harvest (and beyond) to a catchment that includes the suburbs of: Echuca, Rochester, Kyabram and Stanhope.

A trial was run on the 29th of April 2014 by Sargeant Transport to demonstrate the proposed A-double combination. It gave stakeholders an opportunity to observe the performance of the vehicle as it travelled along portions of the proposed route. This included low speed manoeuvring ability on typical bends and intersections. The trial received positive feedback from all stakeholders and support for the operation of the vehicle is expected.

Support for the vehicle has now been granted by VicRoads and Campaspe Shire Council.